Perfect pairings in Porirua

Why not double down on your day of fun and do a couple of awesome things? We’ve got all the ingredients for you to make the most of your day in Porirua.

Morning & Afternoon

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Décor Room
63 Kenepuru Drive

Visit Porirua’s best-kept secret, tucked away within Devon and Patterson Flooring. Pop in to find stylish homewares and gorgeous things for the kids.

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Elemental Eats
Unit 2, 51 Kenepuru Drive
Not far away you’ll find Elemental Eats, an indoor food truck serving delicious food and coffee. As well as caffeinated hits, they’re serving tasty scones, pies, rolls, and more.

Afternoon & Evening

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Pāuatahanui Reserve
Pāuatahanui Inlet

Lovely flat boardwalks around the Inlet make it an excellent destination for a family outing. It features viewing hides, tracks, a visitor centre and a picnic area.

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Whitby Co-Op Kitchen & Bar
69 Discovery Drive, Whitby
After you’ve communed with nature, check out what’s on tap to drink and on the menu to eat at Whitby Co-op, with a relaxing view over Whitby Lower Lake.

Afternoon & Evening

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The Beer Engine
31 Whitehouse Rd, Titahi Bay
There’s nothing like wiling away an afternoon over a few cold ones and good company. Head to Titahi Bay’s craft brewery to check out the unique brews on offer.

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T Bay Café
26 Whitehouse Rd, Titahi Bay
Pop into t bay café for their freshly made wood-fired pizzas, and other crowd favourites, every Thursday to Sunday, between 4-8pm.

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In Porirua, we have a heap of spots for your perfect picnic, big or small, day or night, active or chilled. Here’s a few to try this summer.

Panoramic Picnic


Whitireia Park

With stunning 360-degree views you won’t know which way to look! Whitireia Park is on the headland overlooking Te Awarua-o-Porirua Harbour and its 180 hectares offer plenty of space for picnics, walking, bike riding, swimming, snorkelling and more. Dogs are welcome, so pooches can picnic too. Google map

Sunset Picnic

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Plimmerton Beach

Plimmerton Beach has some of the best sunsets you’ll ever see, so an evening picnic can be spectacular. Just a few steps from the train you’ll find a flat, safe beach, grass and seating options. BYO dinner or grab fish ‘n’ chips, Thai, Indian, Polish or pizza from a local eatery. Google map

Playful Picnic

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Aotea Lagoon

For tamariki with energy to burn, Aotea Lagoon is a top picnic spot. Set up a base on the grass while the kids cool off at the popular splash pad, or get adventurous in the playground. For a more relaxing option the rose garden at the south end is gorgeous. Google map

Active Picnic


Spicer Botanical Park

A short stroll over the bridge from the car park and you’re in picnic territory, with tables and lots of room to spread out. Work off lunch with a mountain bike adventure or a hike in the hills, with access from the park to the trails of Te Ara a Rangituhi. Google map.

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